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I have a reddish pimple-like sore on my labia majora. I was wondering what it is?

I have a reddish pimple-like sore on my labia majora. I was wondering what it is?

Likely a cyst: It is possible that you have a small sebaceous cyst. These usually are asymptomatic unless they become infected or become really large. Also bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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I have a slightly large pimple like sore on my back. It's not itchy but it is painful. Could it be from a spider bite?

I have a slightly large pimple like sore on my back. It's not itchy but it is painful. Could it be from a spider bite?

Unlikely: Most common lesion on the back as you described is a pimple or sebaceous cyst. Both of which are localized skin infections/inflammations. A spider bite could occur on back but is less likely. A spider bite could get infected or it could cause tissue necrosis as with the brown recluse spider bites. Best to have a doc look at it. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple like sore on my labia majora. What could it be?

I have a red pimple like sore on my labia majora. What could it be?

Likely a cyst: It is possible that you have a small sebaceous cyst. These usually are asymptomatic unless they become infected or become really large. Also bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor?

How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor?

Maybe not...: Vaginal herpes can be quite painful--especially the first episode. However, a single big pimple is unlikely to be herpes. It is more likely to be an ingrown hair or hydradenitis. The fishy odor is not common to herpes. It usually is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. To know for sure, you need to have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My son has a pimple like sore on the back of his arm resembles a spider bite looks like it has a yellow kind of puss inside and it very hard?

My son has a pimple like sore on the back of his arm resembles a spider bite looks like it has a yellow kind of puss inside and it very hard?

Abscess: It may have started out as a bite but it know sounds like infection or an abscess and should be drained and likely treated with antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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Woke up with pimple like sore on inner thigh. It had a white head so put bandaid on it and it popped now it has a raised head. Is it pimple or herpes?

Woke up with pimple like sore on inner thigh. It had a white head so put bandaid on it and it popped now it has a raised head. Is it pimple or herpes?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you however your symptoms suggest a pimple.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I've had a open pimple like sore on my butt cheek for months now, it started out as a boil - painful. It heals/opens - nervous to see the doc, help!

I've had a open pimple like sore on my butt cheek for months now, it started out as a boil - painful. It heals/opens - nervous to see the doc, help!

Get over fear: An untreated lesion may be worse than seeing the doctor. Without trying to scare you with possible diagnoses, it would be best to see a physician for evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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Would a raised, small, pus-filled pimple like sore be related to staph infection, especially when the sore turns black? Resulted from shaving.

Would a raised, small, pus-filled pimple like sore be related to staph infection, especially when the sore turns black? Resulted from shaving.

Yes: Since staph is typically on the skin surface, it can be the source of infection while shaving since a source of infection can develop (eg. A nick or an ingrown hair). The bacteria can release toxins that can kill cells, resulting in in dead tissue that looks black. I recommend seeing your healthcare provider since you may need antibiotics or have the pimple drained. ...Read more

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Hi there, I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?

Hi there, I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?

Not syphilis: Syphilis is rare in heterosexuals in Canada, especially in the Vancouver area; is rarely transmitted by kissing, especially dry kissing; and a chancre would not appear as a pimple-like sore. You might just have a pimple, or maybe oral herpes (cold sore). Whatever it is, you didn't catch it from the kiss. ...Read more

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I have one pimple like sore where my tonsils used to be. Feels like a sore throat.

I have one pimple like sore where my tonsils used to be. Feels like a sore throat.

SORE THROAT?: IT MAY BE SORE THROAT.
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE?
DO YOU HAVE A FEVER?
SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
FOR TEMPORARY RELIEF SUCK ON ICE CUBES ...Read more

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I have one white, pimple-like sore on the back of my mouth next to my uvula & pain swallowing on one side of throat. What could this be a symptom of?

I have one white, pimple-like sore on the back of my mouth next to my uvula & pain swallowing on one side of throat. What could this be a symptom of?

Could be from one of: The viruses that cause throat infections...could also be a canker sore. You can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen and drink cool fluids to ease the pain. Please see your doctor if it persists or you develop a fever. ...Read more

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21yo female, STD free. Small pimple like sore on lower right vulva. Was prescribed clotrimazole with betamethasone. Its been 2 months and no change?

21yo female, STD free. Small pimple like sore on lower right vulva. Was prescribed clotrimazole with betamethasone. Its been 2 months and no change?

Ok: Maybe it is a cyst or abscess like lesion that needs to be treated with antibiotics or other therapeutic means. Dermatology or a gyn should be able to re-assess the area and try other options, depending on their examination findings. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do get rid of a pimple like open sore on penis no more details?

How do get rid of a pimple like open sore on penis no more details?

It may be STD: If you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, you should have it checked by your doctor as it may be a std.
So have it checked anyway and have it treated. ...Read more

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I have several sore "Pimple" like things in my left and right underarms. They had popped up within a night.?

I have several sore "Pimple" like things in my left and right underarms. They had popped up within a night.?

Axillary pimples: This is most likely from irritated skin as in a reaction to your soap or deodorant. If you shave that area it could cause this. Keep the area clean and avoid your deodorant for a few days to, see if helps.
If it worsens or continues it could be a bacterial infection which would need to be seen by a health care provider. ...Read more

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What causes a sore pimple like in your groin area?

What causes a sore pimple like in your groin area?

Possibilites: Infected hair follicle, abscess, cyst (if female - bartholin's cyst), depending on location (crease where leg & abd meet) - possibly lymph node. ...Read more

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I got a red bumb like a pimple it's sore to touch or scrach is there something I can put on it to clear it up?

I got a red bumb like a pimple it's sore to touch or scrach is there something I can put on it to clear it up?

Acne Bump?: There are several diagnoses one should consider with a bump on the face, including swollen acne cysts, and other forms of cysts which can occur there. One of the greatest assets possessed by your dermatologist is his or her eyes, and we always ask patients with questions like this to let us "lay an eyeball" on the cyst or spot. In short, you should really show this to your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Itchy shins with pimple like bumps that are sore and clear liquid running from them when popped?

Itchy shins with pimple like bumps that are sore and clear liquid running from them when popped?

Folliculitis: You might have folliculitis but it could also be a eczema. See your dermatologist for the exact answer. ...Read more

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My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, an infection of the hair follicle that progresses to cause a boil or abscess. This can cause systemic symptoms like fever, but this means it is getting worse and may progress even further. Could be mrsa. This problem needs to be evaluated by a doctor for culture of the abscess and antibiotics as soon as possible. Don't wait around on this one. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal boils? I knowits not an std because have been having them since I started my period. They look like pimples but are sore pus filled

What causes vaginal boils? I knowits not an std because have been having them since I started my period. They look like pimples but are sore pus filled

Some people are: More susceptible to them and they are caused by either bacteria from the top of the skin getting under the skin and then causing the boils or spreading internally. They can start by irritation to the area, such as shaving. They are treated with warm compresses, but sometimes need an oral antibiotic or surgical drainage. Please see and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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5 days late, never had intercourse, getting period symptoms like pimples, sore breasts, and light brown/yellowish discharge but still no period. Why?

5 days late, never had intercourse, getting period symptoms like pimples, sore breasts, and light brown/yellowish discharge but still no period. Why?

Anovulatory cycle: Irregular menses are very common in young women. Check out http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/anovulatory_cycle for info re anovulatory cycle as cause of irregular menses. Hormonal birth control pills can be used to regular menses but they don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. You'll need to make your partners wear condoms each & every time to lower infection risk. ...Read more

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Hello I have a pimple like thing under my tounge it won't pop, it is also slightly sore what is this?

Hello I have a pimple like thing under my tounge it won't pop, it is also slightly sore what is this?

Likely not pimple: This is likely a simple mucocoel, which develops when some mucus glands loose their outlet and mucus backs up in a cyst like structure. It may need to be opened/drained. See your dentist. ...Read more